Daniel Reetz, the founder of the DIY Book Scanner community, has recently started making videos of prototyping and shop tips. If you are tinkering with a book scanner (or any other project) in your home shop, these tips will come in handy. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn0gq8 ... g_8K1nfInQ

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by Moonboy242
09 Nov 2010, 19:31
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Wendel's "New Standard" variation (and 1st Build)
Replies: 5
Views: 5662

Re: Wendel's "New Standard" variation (and 1st Build)

Sweet platen! I'm going to have to get back in the garage and try that. I'm also digging those camera arms... Do they work with a wide range of book sizes?

Very cool build dude.

Congrats on the first build.... YOU HAVE BEEN ASSIMILATED. :twisted:
by Moonboy242
03 Nov 2010, 23:54
Forum: Chat
Topic: happy halloween!
Replies: 4
Views: 3203

Re: happy halloween!

"I got a rock." :D
by Moonboy242
03 Nov 2010, 23:51
Forum: Chat
Topic: Apple iPad announced
Replies: 29
Views: 16322

Re: Apple iPad announced

univershul I agree. Make no mistake, iPad is in many ways a luxury device that is a step down in functionality to a proper laptop. I use the hell out of it when I'm surfing the web, reading a book, doing emails, etc. When I need to be productive I switch to my laptop. I think this is probably the be...
by Moonboy242
02 Nov 2010, 15:21
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: New Standard Scanner
Replies: 4
Views: 4447

Re: New Standard Scanner

Thanks! Strangely, I'm finding that the work that goes into putting one of these together is in itself a pretty cool and relaxing hobby.
by Moonboy242
30 Oct 2010, 06:38
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: New Standard Scanner
Replies: 4
Views: 4447

Re: New Standard Scanner

Thank you univershul. The platen is constructed of 1/4 inch Lexan (over all dimensions are 12 inches x 18 inches x 1/4 inch). Originally I used 1/8 inch thick Lexan, however the width and weight of the platen exceeded the rigidity of the Lexan and there was too much flex at the apex of the platen al...
by Moonboy242
26 Oct 2010, 16:30
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Minimum Cradle Angle Formula
Replies: 12
Views: 10813

Re: Minimum Cradle Angle Formula

univurshul, did Lightroom automatically correct the original keystone image? If not, how long did it take for you to do it manually? Dude, if that was an automatic correction and it doesn't require forever (i.e. "long enough to where I don't give up and look at pron instead") I just might have to st...
by Moonboy242
26 Oct 2010, 16:25
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Camera Mounting Bracket Alignment
Replies: 22
Views: 13738

Re: Camera Mounting Bracket Alignment

Thank you sir!
by Moonboy242
25 Oct 2010, 18:19
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Camera Mounting Bracket Alignment
Replies: 22
Views: 13738

Re: Camera Mounting Bracket Alignment

Thanks. The camera mount arms are adjustable for height and distance away from the platen. The camera mount itself can be adjusted in all three planes independent of the arms. I like the idea of framing the page in the camera viewfinder as it is a realtime view of the final product and indictates ke...
by Moonboy242
25 Oct 2010, 00:00
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Camera Mounting Bracket Alignment
Replies: 22
Views: 13738

Re: Camera Mounting Bracket Alignment

I mounted my cameras on articulating arms and I have noticed that Canon A590's have slightly oblong bodies. The lens and the back of the cameras appear to be slightly of alignment to each other. I've been using a commercially available "angle finder" (with the large magnet removed - very easy to do)...